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Season: 1
Year: 1962 | 1963


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Planet 46

28 October 1962
A spacecraft carrying an atomic device much more powerful than a hydrogen bomb approaches Earth. The World Space Patrol sends Fireball XL-5, piloted by Steve Zodiac, to intercept. It turns out the spacecraft is manned and is carrying out a suicide mission. Zodiac destroys the spacecraft and is instructed to travel to the craft's source -- Planet 46.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Okinawa Station (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Subterrain 1 / Canaveral Station / Jodrell Bank (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Subterrain Leader / Subterrain 2 (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: The Doomed Planet

4 November 1962
While dodging a runaway planet out of its orbit, the crew of Fireball XL5 discovers it is on a crash course to the planet Membrono. Assuming the planet is deserted before the crash, Steve discovers after seeing a flying saucer that this planet needs help to avoid the fatal impact...

Season 1, Episode 3: Space Immigrants

11 November 1962
A duo of wacky aliens, the Lilispatians, captures the commander of XL-7 for hostage to trap the upcoming "Mayflower 3" immigrant spaceship, in order to turn the occupants into slaves for their planet.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Minodor (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Minotran / Captain Ken Ross / Jock Campbell (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Plant Man from Space

18 November 1962
The evil Dr.Rootes provoke an incident at Space City Power Plant in order that an alien space ship bring a plant seed which invades the planet. Steve, Venus and Matt must accompany Dr.Rootes to Planet Hedra in order to get an antidote to this sudden vegetal invasion...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Dr. Howard Rootes (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Alarm Service (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / The Chlorophon (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Ken Ross / Jock Campbell (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Spy in Space

25 November 1962
A rogue spaceship wrecks the Space City patrol rockets including XL9. Steve, Venus and Professor Matic comes to this spaceship, to discover a couple of weird criminals, Boris and Griselda, known as "Space Spy", who attempts to steal XL5 from them
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / XL9 Pilot (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Griselda Space Spy (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Boris Space Spy (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: The Sun Temple

2 December 1962
Unsatisfied with the destruction of meteorites around their planet, the evil Rejuscans use their planet's Sun to destroy the missiles. Once Fireball XL-5 Jr. comes to the planet to see what's going on, the aliens abduct Venus and put her for their next sacrifice to their Sun rays...

Season 1, Episode 7: XL5 to H20

9 December 1962
An amphibian alien tries to kill the survivors of a water planet. As they received the call for help, Steve, Venus and Professor Matic comes to their rescue.

Season 1, Episode 8: Space Pirates

16 December 1962
While babysitting Commander Zero's son, Venus tells him the story of some Space Pirates, who are living in a desert planet, stole some water from Space City, and also abducted Steve for ransom to get more water.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / XL9 Pilot (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Eleanor Zero / Jonathan Zero (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Captain Catt (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Jock Campbell / Patch (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Flying Zodiac

23 December 1963
While Steve recalls his family circus days, Venus dreams of a circus show, where Steve would perform as a trapeze artist. However, the Space Spys Griselda and Boris, dressed as performers, are plotting to kill Colonel Zodiac and let invade a clan of Space Gypsies into Space City...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Tannoy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Griselda Space Spy (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Boris Space Spy (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Jock Campbell / Caravan Leader / Captain Ken Johnson (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: Space Pen

30 December 1962
Space gangsters rob Steve's apartment and the isotope warehouse in Space City. Steve, Venus and Professor Matic must go to the Pen Planet to deal with them, but they might be up for a deadly surprise.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / General Shan (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Griselda Space Spy (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Boris Space Spy / Caramachi (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Al (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: Space Monster

6 January 1963
The pilots of XL-9 are stranded on a planet where their spaceship got wrecked by a giant Space Monster. Receiving their call, Steve and the crew, including Zoonie, are up to get the stranded pilots while trying to dodge the vicious monster's attack.

Season 1, Episode 12: The Last of the Zanadus

13 January 1963
Returning from a 10-year space exploring mission, a friend of Steve's is unaware that he is under mind control to the last of the Zanadu people, who sworn revenge on the Lazoons. He tries to kill Zoonie by poisoning the creature. However, the only cure is to go to a remote planet where the explorer was abducted by the strange alien...

Season 1, Episode 13: Planet of Platonia

20 January 1963
Bizann, leader of Planet Platonia, wants to trade the precious Platinum deposits with Earth. However, his enemy Ginerva makes several attempts on his life. Steve and the crew arrive on the planet, but an unsuspecting aide, Volvo, attacks Robert the Robot on guard and plants a bomb in Fireball Junior.

Season 1, Episode 14: The Triads

27 January 1963
The World Space Patrol sees some rockets exploding in a planet outside Sector 25. Commander Zero asks Steve and his crew to investigate on Planet Triad for the cause of these strange explosions.

Season 1, Episode 15: Wings of Danger

3 February 1963
To avenge the capture of their chief on Planet 46, the Plutonians send a radio controlled metal bird to Space City in order to kill Steve Zodiac with Radium capsules.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoony the Lazoo / Subterrain 2 (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Subterrain 1 (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 16: Convict in Space

10 February 1963
Space Rogue Devlin stole secret plans in a base and is captured by Steve Zodiac. The latter takes XL-5 to bring him to Space Pen, however, they meet the Space Spys Boris and Griselda, who set a trap in a camouflage ship and abduct Professor Mattic. As they got Devlin, who promised to share the plans with them, they go to a volcanic planet which is about to erupt to take the plans and abandon the Professor to a fiery destiny. Can Steve arrive in time to save the professor and arrest the Space Rogues ?
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Research Control (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Griselda Space Spy (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Boris Space Spy / Grothan Deblis (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / IPN Newsreader (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 17: Space Vacation

17 February 1963
While on vacation, Steve must cope with rulers of rival planets Olympus and Kymber, in which an incident might cost lives of Venus and mostly Professor Matic, held as hostages by each of the rulers...

Season 1, Episode 18: Flight to Danger

24 February 1963
Lieutenant Ninety is learning to be an astronaut with Steve's help. His last test is a solo orbital flight around the Moon. However, the test spaceship has its atomic control out of order, which puts it on fire during the flight. Steve and the crew must attempt to save him from the fiery capsule...

Season 1, Episode 19: Prisoner on the Lost Planet

3 March 1963
As they received an help call transmission from an unchartered planet, Steve and the crew go outside Sector 25 to a volcanic planet, where an exiled Amazon Queen is held as a lone prisoner.

Season 1, Episode 20: The Forbidden Planet

10 March 1963
Professor Matic and Dr.Stamp are working on a space station capable of observing other planets. However, the close planet of Nutopia does not like this kind of intrusion and abducts both men. It's up to Steve, Venus and Fireball XL5 to come and rescue them...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Doctor Stamp (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Perfectos (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Privator / Announcer (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 21: Robert to the Rescue

17 March 1963
Professor Matic founds a planet on his new telescope, though it is not caught on the World Patrol space scanner. Steve, Venus and the Professor take XL5 to the so-called planet, which is a metal star inhabited by evil aliens, who abducts the crew, and try to get rid of Robert the Robot...

Season 1, Episode 22: Dangerous Cargo

24 March 1963
Exploring the crumbling planet Pharos where a Ciluvium mine used to be, Steve and the crew obtain permission from the World Space Patrol to blow it up with a dangerous explosive called Vesuvium 9, so dangerous that Professor Matic is afraid of it. Taking a mischievous Zoonie with them, the crew does not know that some enemies of Steve Zodiac, the aliens of Planet 46, awaits for them for a deadly cave-in with the bomb itself...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Subterrain 1 (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Jock Campbell / Subterrain 2 (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 23: Mystery of the TA2

31 March 1963
Back from a patrol, Steve and the crew discover the wreck of Rocket TA2, which exploded 50 years before. Assuming that the lost pilot, Colonel Delton, might be alive, they go to a remote icy planet where other perils await them.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Jinco (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Colonel Harry Denton / Second Iceman (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 24: Drama at Space City

7 April 1963
Steve and Venus leave Zoonie to Commander Zero's son Jonathan while on vacation. However, one night, Jonathan and Zoonie go on board Fireball XL5 while the Professor's deep asleep and accidentally orders Robert to blast off the spaceship.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Space Control (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Eleanor Zero / Jonathan Zero (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Uncle Hans (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 25: 1875

14 April 1963
Professor Matic is building a time machine and tested Robert to go back to 1875. As he wants to keep it a secret, he leaves the key to lieutenant Ninety. However, curious Commander Zero, Steve and Venus persuade Ninety to give out the key. As the explore the new machine, a rather negligent Zoonie press the button and they are sent to 1875 in a Western town.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Doc / Sergeant Mahoney (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbir Zero / Deputy Sheriff Dodgem (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 26: The Granatoid Tanks

21 April 1963
On Planet 73, a couple of mineral researchers are about to be attacked by Granatoids using tanks to destroy everything on the planet. Steve and the crew take Fireball XL5 to rescue them, but they must also cope with an unlikely stowaway on the spaceship...

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Doctor Simpson (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Dcotor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Mattew 'Matt' Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Doctor Baker (voice)
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Mrs Doughty (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot / Granatoid 1 (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 27: The Robot Freighter Mystery

28 April 1963
Some robot freighters were reported sabotaged in some mysterious ways. Commander Zero suspects a Salvage Company in which their freighter always accidentally gets in the area and gets bounty for the salvaged cargo. To find out proof that the owners, the Brigg Brothers, are behind this, Zero puts Steve in charge of this case...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Joe Briggs (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Slim Briggs / Emergency Call Tape (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Zero / Various Characters (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 28: Whistle for Danger

5 May 1963
To restore vegetation on a contaminated deserted planet, the crew of Fireball XL5 let explode a bomb into their atmosphere. However, the resident aliens are in doubt of this procedure and captures Steve, Venus and the Professor during a meal while Zoonie is playing with a whistle on board the space ship, unaware he released accidentally a deadly gas...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Various Characters (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Floran 2 (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Zero / Various Characters (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 29: Trial by Robot

12 May 1963
Sudden disappearances of robots from planets are reported to the World Space Patrol. Though a robot expert like Professor Himber can be harmless, he is suspected of these abductions. To try to trap him, Robert the Robot is sent into space, where he is lured to a planet called Robotvia. Steve, Venus and Professor Matt follows the robot at their own risk, unaware that the planet's Master might be someone they know...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Various Characters (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Professor Al Himber (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Zero / Various Characters (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot / Judge Robot / Prosecutor Robot / Jury Robot 1 / Jury Robot 2 / Jury Robot 3 (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 30: A Day in the Life of a Space General

19 May 1963
Tired of Commander Zero's fiery behavior, Lieutenant Ninety dreams that he is a General in charge of Space City and the World Space Patrol, and having Zero under his command. However, his overruling might cause trouble that he never thought before...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Freighter A14 (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Zero / Various Characters (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 31: Invasion Earth

26 May 1963
A mysterious cloud roam into Space. Having destroyed XL18 then XL24, it comes to Earth as the Aliens invade Space City on arrival. The crew of Fireball XL5 is waiting in Space for the right moment for its move to stop the invasion.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / XL18 Pilot / XL24 Pilot (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Colonel Hudson / Alien Leader / Alien Lieutenant (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Zero / Various Characters (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 32: Faster Than Light

2 June 1963
En route to Space Station 9 to bring supplies, Fireball XL5 has unstable engine trouble and goes faster than light speed. Steve, Venus and the Professor along with Zoonie goes out of range and finds themselves in a uncharted space field.

Season 1, Episode 33: The Day the Earth Froze

9 June 1963
The crew of Fireball XL27 arrives to Space City on a coma status. A note indicates that Planet Zavia is a threat to Earth and Steve, Venus and the Professor take Fireball XL5 to this icy planet. However, the inhabitants of this planet are planning a revenge on Earth men by sending a ray powerful enough to block Sun rays on Earth and start a new Ice Age...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac / Emergency Tannoy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus / Jonathan Zero (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Cardre (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Rader (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 34: The Fire Fighters

16 June 1963
A mysterious cloud sends fiery balls to Earth and causes fires to many areas. While investigating this, Fireball XL5 is victim of one of these balls and is out of order. Professor Matic has an idea to use a device to vacuum the cloud before it causes more damages, like Venus' beach house....

Season 1, Episode 35: Space City Special

23 June 1963
The Aliens of Planet 46, wanting to destroy Space City and take revenge of Steve Zodiac, abducts and brainwash a Supersonic plane pilot which is about to bring a General for a special ceremony. Little they know Doctor Venus is on the same flight and suspects the behavior of the pilot. In the meanwhile, a TV crew is making a news report on the World Space Patrol, an idea that does not please Commander Zero...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Zoonie the Lazoon / Major Todd / Subterrain Leader / Subterrain 2 (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Jock Campbell / General Rossiter / Johnny Jackson / Subterrain 1 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 36: Ghosts of Space

6 October 1963
Fireball XL5 brings explorer Fraser to Planet Electon, where there is sediments of Electric rock. However, he has to stay in a Ghost Town. Three months later, as Fireball XL5 comes to bring him back to Earth, Fraser has become very greedy due to its discovery and refuses to leave without its share of rocks. In the meanwhile, Elf-like aliens from neighboring Planet Globeris are probably behind some strange happenings done in the Ghost Town in order to harvest the precious electric rocks...

Season 1, Episode 37: Hypnotic Sphere

13 October 1963
A strange sphere passes by spaceships and puts pilots in a trance. After an incident with tanker EF24 in which the pilots were in this state, Steve and the crew must inquire this strange phenomenon, especially that it might come from an icy planet where a "brain" tries to conquer Space with these balls...
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Tanker Pilot Joe (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Suventan Brain (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 38: Sabotage

20 October 1963
Coming back to Earth after a patrol, Fireball XL5 is sabotaged by a bomb. While the crew tries to repair the spaceship, a gamma ray sent by an alien from Planet Electra paralyzes them and are brought over there, where a so-called advanced alien civilization tells them of their plans to conquer Earth.
Paul Maxwell ... Colonel Steve Zodiac (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Doctor Venus (voice)
David Graham ... Professor Matthew Matic / Lieutenant Ninety / Arcon Commander (voice)

John Bluthal ... Commander Wilbur Zero / Ultra Arcon / Kelly (voice)

Gerry Anderson ... Robert the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 39: Space Magnet

27 October 1963
Super magnet grabs XL7 and the moon. Steve Zodiac and XL5 track them to Magnetic planet and an alien race - the Solars.

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